Rochedale Road and Priestdale Road intersection upgrade - Rochedale
Brisbane City Council is planning an upgrade of the Rochedale Road and Priestdale Road intersection in Rochedale. This project will improve overall intersection operation and safety for all road users as well as ensure it can cater for future traffic demands.
About the project
The Rochedale Road and Priestdale Road intersection is currently a single lane roundabout located on the boundary of the Brisbane City Council Local Government Area (LGA) and the Logan City Council LGA.
The intersection carries approximately 19,200 vehicles daily and road users often experience congestion during peak hour traffic, particularly at school drop-off and pick-up times. The high volume of traffic and turning movements through the intersection along with a lack of safe crossing points makes it difficult for pedestrians to cross at the roundabout.
As the surrounding suburbs continue to grow, traffic demand through the intersection is expected to increase.
The Rochedale Road and Priestdale Road intersection upgrade is jointly funded by Brisbane City Council as part of the Better Roads for Brisbane program, the Australian Government as part of the Urban Congestion Fund program and Logan City Council as part of the Major Roads Upgrade program.
Upgrading the intersection will involve:
- installing traffic lights with signalised pedestrian crossings on all approaches to the intersection
- widening Rochedale Road to four lanes through the intersection
- installing dedicated turning lanes on all approaches to the intersection
- installing a U-turn facility on the Rochedale Road northern approach to the intersection
- installing off-road shared paths and on-road cycle lanes through the intersection
- removing the existing zebra crossing south of the intersection on Rochedale Road and the un-signalised crossings east and west of the intersection on Priestdale Road
- converting the intersection of Rochedale Road and Netherby Street to left-in and left-out only
- removing approximately seven formal on-street parking spaces and 29 informal on-street parking spaces to ensure all road users can travel safely and efficiently through the intersection
Some trees will need to be removed in the area surrounding the intersection, most of which are within the Brisbane City Council LGA. All trees removed will be offset and where possible, replanting will occur within the project area. All replanting will be undertaken in accordance with Brisbane City Council’s policies and legislative requirements. The project team will confirm landscaping details as the project design progresses.
Early works will start in October 2021 with civil construction anticipated to start in early 2022.
Early works will involve:
- Tree removals and vegetation clearing
- Establishment of the project site compound, which will be located at 953 Rochedale Road (between St Peter’s Catholic Parish and the Mt Gravatt District Horse and Pony Club)
- Relocation of communication services.
The majority of the early works will be undertaken during the day and will take place between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday. To minimise impacts on local residents, educational facilities and businesses, some night works will be required. These will generally take place between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday, when traffic volumes are lowest to ensure the safety of motorists and workers and to minimise traffic disruptions. Council will provide advance notice of any out-of-hours works.
As part of the beginning of early works for the project, environmental monitoring devices have been installed in the local area surrounding the intersection. The monitoring provides a baseline for current air and noise levels and provides a benchmark when assessing these during and after construction.
The monitoring equipment was installed mid-July 2021 and will be in place as required until late 2021.
- Early 2021 – detailed design
- Mid-2021 – start of early works
- Early 2022 – start of main civil construction
- Late 2022 – end of main civil construction
Council is committed to keeping the community informed and will provide advance notification to impacted stakeholders ahead of construction commencing.
Brisbane City Council will be managing the delivery of the project during all phases. If you have any questions about the Rochedale Road and Priestdale Road intersection upgrade project, you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 outside of business hours
- use the online contact form to register for future project updates
- email the project team
- write to:
Rochedale Road and Priestdale Road intersection upgrade
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.